Thursday, July 18, 2013
Blog Tour Review: The Queen's Vow
First Sentence "Hold the reigns, Isabella."
A historical fiction based on the life of Queen Isabella of Spain.
What it has going for it
Obviously I haven't been around for awhile. There are reason for that and I'll tell you about them soon but for now; a review. I couldn't pass down reading this book despite the fact that I haven't read a book the entire way through since March. I love historical fiction IF it's about a part of history that I love...and this one was. I've always been interested in Isabella of Spain and it was interesting to learn more about her. I learned things I had no idea about and isn't it great to read and enjoy a book AND learn something? Until, a few moments ago I had no idea that the author was a guy. Wow! That kind of shocked me...and explained a few things. The writing was good. It evoked emotions in me. The yell-at-the-characters-like they're-real-people kind. All in all it was a good read.
I sometimes found my eyes glazing over when it got too historical. I like my historical fiction to be enough about the characters that I hardly notice the history. This one sometimes felt a bit too much like a history book. Other than that, I enjoyed it.
I loved when Isabella talked to Colon (Christopher Columbus). It was just too fun to see that moment take place.
Yea or Nay?
If you like historical fiction then, yes, give this one a shot.